News from the Social Studies Department (By Spencer): We are learning about the five themes of geography. We listened to a funny song. yay!!
News from the Math Department (By Kennedy): In math this week we learned about multiplying, dividing, adding, and subtracting fractions. For a warm up each morning we use Mensa. I’m doing math at Fox River.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Caden): We started out doing a packet. We did a page a day. Then we did another packet. That's about it.
News from the Music Department (By Everett): We watched a video about the proper drumming technique. After we practiced the techniques.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Madison): In gym we are playing all these fun physical games.It helps us exercise.
News from the Art Department (By Braedyn): In Art we are drawing eyes. Our eyes are dragon eyes we draw and do textures.
Free Choice Area (By Emma): In my book my character's dad is eating a monster stake. Also my character is becoming a vegetarian.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Happy Patriot Day. Today in class we discussed the reason for Patriot Day and the history of what happened 14 years ago. The kids asked some good questions and showed interest in knowing what happened. Please make sure to take some time as a family and discuss what 9/11 means.
We are a family in this community and we work together in this community every day. We need to make sure we have fun and respect everyone. School should be safe, and this classroom is no different. No bullies are allowed and no bullying is tolerated.
Our school motto is "Expect to Learn. Respect Everyone." We also have three expectations for all members of Trailside. They are Attitude, Respect, and Responsibility. I highly believe in this and hold all students to this standard. Good luck to you this year. You will be surprised when you look back at how much you have changed at the end of the year.
We will begin our MAPs testing next week. Our class will be doing the reading test on Tuesday and Math will be the following week’s Thursday.
Go to the pictures page to see our class in action, pictures page. To go to my Flickr account directly too. The link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/bradsinger/.
Next Wednesday will be the first PTO meeting of the year in the library at 6pm. hope you all are able to make it. For upcoming important dates, including days off, Market Day pick up, etc. go to our Calendar.
I wanted to inform everyone of one more communication tool that I implemented into our school community to use. Along with the Remind101 text system we now have a Twitter account for the class. Go to www.twitter.com/mrsingerclass to see news and updates from the school day, etc. I am posting pictures, reminders, educational resources, etc. You can also gain access by clicking on the Twitter tab in the top right corner of our website, www.mrsinger.weebly.com. PLEASE stay connected to what we are doing in our classroom.
Remember to check the assignment notebook board daily for homework updates.